Summer performs Animal Farm with British Youth Music Theatre


Over the Easter holiday, the British Youth Music Theatre gave the George Orwell classic, Animal Farm, a new lease of life in the form of a pop-folk musical, starting Blundell's student, Summer in Year 10.

BYMT is a unique opportunity for 11-21 year olds to get a taste of professional musical theatre. It supports emerging artists to further their training and career, working collaboratively on bespoke new shows that resonate with their casts.

Receiving rave reviews, a critic from the eminent Theatre and Tonic online blog commented; “This was a great show for the ensemble, who barely spent any time off stage and really injected life into the work, but there were certainly some standout performers in the cast. Summer, as Mollie the horse, gave us the most beautiful and innocent portrayal of her character. Her duet with Mr Jones wife, Anna was a show stealer for me, sounding something akin to ‘I’m Not That Girl’ from Wicked, and I was left an emotional wreck. Well done girls.”

We are very proud of Summer’s achievements and look forward to seeing more of her fantastic progress in the coming concert seasons here at Blundell’s as well as on the national stage.